Friday, February 28, 2020

Calling on Quinn by Blue Saffire

He's trouble—of the very best kind

Quinn Blackhart is a private investigator, former cop, and no-nonsense, take-charge kind of guy who adores his sprawling Irish family. He likes to check all the boxes, and his niece's gorgeous driving instructor just earned a place at the top of his to-do list.

Alicia Rhodes has had a tough, chaotic year, and she's ready to put the past behind her and find happiness in the present. When handsome Quinn Blackhart shows up at a driving lesson, she can see he's the very best kind of trouble—but is she game? Now isn't a great time to get involved with a man—even if he's the most romantic, supportive, understanding, magnificent man she's ever met.

So between unfinished business of Alicia's, and a dangerous case threatening the Blackhart family, Quinn is determined to both woo Alicia and keep her safe—which is going to make for one wild, sexy ride.

First in a hot new interracial contemporary romance series from bestselling author Blue Saffire!

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Book 1
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

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4.5 stars
M/F Romance and Mystery

Quinn comes from a large Irish family and he takes his responsibilities serious. His lists throughout the story endear him to you and that accent is just delicious. I really enjoyed watching Quinn pursue Alicia. He was determined and left nothing to chance. But when his sister is seriously injured too, he'll have to decide if he can change his ways just a little to make sure that everyone around him is safe.

Alicia has had a rough year. However, I absolutely love her character. She's strong and determined and didn't let her past wilt her spirit. She is quite hilarious on the job and I really enjoyed her close friends.

Quinn and Alicia have an attraction that extends beyond the physical. They see each other and just get each other. It's a connection that you can feel on the pages. I really enjoyed watching Alicia and Quinn figure out their relationship. It was real and down to earth for a mystery romance.

I cannot wait for the next book in the series and really hope we get to see these brothers in action.

Quinn is a man set in his ways. The main thing that keeps him sane is his list-making and sticking to them. Coming from a large Irish family, he knows what it means to protect his family. When he takes his niece for a driving lesson, the instructor has Quinn all tongue-tied and he wants to get to know her. But when she puts him in his place, this just makes Quinn more interested in knowing her.

Alicia is having a bad day but when she shows up late for her driving lesson with Mckenna, she didn't expect the gorgeous man to step out of the car. Quinn has her flustered for a minute until she catches herself and puts him in his place. She thinks she will never see him again, but he keeps coming back in her dreams.

Can Quinn win Alicia over? Will Quinn, with all his protectiveness, be too much for Alicia? Can Quinn keep her and his family safe? Who is after Alicia and who hurt his sister?

This is a first for me from this author and I liked it and can't wait to see what happens with the next brother. If you like good romantic suspense, then this one is for you.

This is the first in a new series and I will definitely be looking out for future installments, as the Blackhart Brothers are most definitely worth reading about! The world building is done very effectively, and we get fully immersed in all things family and business.

Alicia has not had the happiest of times, and has decided that other than her two very best friends and roommates (who are fun) she will not be trusting anyone for a good long while. So when she meets Quinn and immediately feels a strong attraction, she is annoyed with herself and reluctant to accept any of the advances he makes. But Quinn has set his heart on winning her over and it is great fun watching the two of them dance around each other.

Quinn is a list maker and the family organiser. He and his brothers are deep in an investigation following the shooting of their sister and brother-in-law. Having Alicia on his mind is distracting, and even becomes part of the mystery. I really liked that he made time for her, but also did answer his phone and did sort out work issues, so that Alicia recognised that he was a serious man. I enjoyed when she surprised him, and that he was more entranced rather than judgmental as she expected.

The only thing which I did not enjoy, and it is absolutely a personal issue, is that I do not enjoy having to read thick dialected speech. I completely understand that the Irish brogue was totally in keeping, but it slowed down my reading, as I had to slowly work it out, and that drew me out of the story a bit. As I say, nothing to do with the story itself, but just a personal preference.

Looking forward to finding out what the deal is with Kevin... and following the underlying investigation.

Blue Saffire, award-winning, bestselling author of over thirty contemporary romance novels and novellas, writes with the intention to touch the heart and the mind. Blue hooks, weaves, and loops multiple series, keeping you engaged in her worlds. Every word is meant to have a lasting touch that leaves you breathless for more.

Blue and her husband live in a home filled with laughter and creativity, in Long Island, NY. Both working hard to build the Blue brand and cultivate their love for the arts. Creativity is their family affair.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Calling on Quinn (The Blackhart Brothers #1) by Blue Saffire to read and review.

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